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Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum and Walking Trail

207 Moo 11 | Tha Sao Subdistrict, Sai Yok 71000, Thailand
+66 34 919 605
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3-Day River Kwai Tour from Bangkok: Ayutthaya, Kanchanaburi and Thai-Burma...
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207 Moo 11 | Tha Sao Subdistrict, Sai Yok 71000, Thailand
+66 34 919 605
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice museum paying respect to those who perished while building the railroad. The lack of paraphernalia in the museum didn't disturbed me, somehow it added to respectful approach to the incidents that occurred here. The real "attraction" is the Hellfire pass. It is located about...More

Thank Reslimpan
Reviewed 4 days ago

Really amazing museum. It's very simple and much of the experience is walking on the hellfire pass with the audio tour. I think you need to understand the history or have a personal connection to get the most out of it. It's a long way...More

Thank Pat909
Reviewed 6 days ago

This attraction is located approx. 70km from Kanchanaburi town, I recommend staying overnight there instead of attempting to visit from Bangkok in one day. I visited for ANZAC Day 2017 and was not disappointed. The walk along the rutted track following the original rail line...More

1  Thank kepsimax
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tourist attractions in Kanchanaburi are okay, but they're never more than tourist experiences. The cemeteries are certainly moving. But this is where you start to understand what it must have been like to be a prisoner of war here - the heat, the rock,...More

Thank LH M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you spend some time in kanchanaburi, the visit is well worth it. There is no entry fee and explains in good detail what happened during the 1940s. For us it was surpring to understand the amount of countries involved in this conflict.

Thank Pablo C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What image comes to your mind when you see the letters POW? After today, I will always imagine "Hellfire". For I have been to Hellfire Pass. You may be more familiar with the brutal imagery portrayed in movies like "Bridge on the River Kwai", which...More

Thank RedNectarChris
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fascinating and well put together museum and Agnes interesting If harrowing walk along some of the railway route

Thank KarenEwan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here on 24/4/2017 as well as for Anzac Day 2017. A very moving ceremony. The museum is a must see attraction, especially the contemplation deck and listening to the poem 'Mates'.

Thank NeilD223
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

get google out and go via taxi a bit dear or train train cheap/cheap but its pure wooden trains but a an experience make deal prior to entering taxi

Thank janiemacleod
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The entire place/area was very well maintained and managed. Great maneagable trail though there's quite a few steps. I found it a very somber walk as I listened to the accompanying audio guide, which was provided free.

Thank Jan761307
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Ernest H
We are planning to go to the museum next Friday, 12 May. The grounds are said to open at 07.30, we were hoping to start on the trail earlier so that it would not be so hot. Is that possible? Is it the same route there and back? How long would it take to walk the trail there and back and are there shady seats to sit and wait? Thank you
3 May 2017|
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Response from Sue R | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if you can access the path before the museum opens. However the narrative on the headset is very much worth waiting for. The simple narrative along with the 1st hand recounts is a major part of the experience
Hi, may I know the public bus 8203 from Kanchanaburi main bus station to Hellfire Museum, the bus is located at which platform? Is it B1?
6 April 2017|
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Response from Christian T | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember the exact platform, but the Kanchanaburi bus station is very easy to navigate and the staff are very helpful pointing out the correct buses. Kanchanaburi buses have their bus number painted on the side of... More
Hi! How much upper body work would be needed to walk the track? e.g. are there any ropes that you have to pull yourself up with? I am wanting to go, however will not have the ability to really use my upper body to pull or push at any stage. I'm fit, but have read it has some challenging steep areas. Thanks!
28 March 2017|
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Response from Christian T | Reviewed this property |
There was no ropes or real upper body strength needed, I remember there were a lot of stairs to walk down to get from the main building to the start of the path. Path itself not too taxing.